James Roberts, MD, Receives 2016 ACEP Award
DARBY, PA (November 7, 2016): The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognized physicians for outstanding contributions to emergency medicine during the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas—ACEP16 Scientific Assembly—the largest gathering of emergency physicians in the country on October 16-19.
The awards honor excellence across a wide range of activities, including leadership, policy, education, advocacy and research.
James R. Roberts, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAAEM, CMRO, Emergency Medicine Physician and Director of Toxicology at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, was named this year's recipient of the ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education award. The Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education is presented to an ACEP member who has made a significant contribution to the educational aspects of the specialty.
Dr. Roberts has been with Mercy for over 25 years and has been a guest speaker at invited grand rounds for more than 50 university medical centers and published over 80 peer reviewed articles in numerous journals, contributed chapters in 16 medical textbooks, as well as being senior editor of five textbooks, including the Roberts & Hedges, Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, currently producing the seventh edition. He graduated from Lafayette College and pursued his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Roberts is a certified Medical Review Officer and a fellow in ACEP (lifetime), AAEM and ACMT (American College of Medical Toxicology). He is board certified in emergency medicine (ABEM/ABMS) and medical toxicology (ABMT).
"Dr. Roberts' prolific contributions to educating Emergency Physicians and Clinicians worldwide have been astounding," Anthony S. Mazzeo, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, comments. "It is a very well-deserved recognition."